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Medication Assistance – Minnesota

Medication Aide Program Description:

This course is designed to teach the safe administration of medications to health care workers.  Students are trained to give routine medications to patients in the Assisted Living environment. This program does not meet skilled nursing facility requirements for MN.

This course content is approximately 30 Clock Hours of didactic learning.


Facility information: Your facility must currently be able to conduct Medication Aide training. You will need to submit a curriculum change to the State Board of Nursing for the We Care Online curriculum. Please notify our office for questions regarding the Medication Online training.

The  Medication Aide/Assistant course offered by We Care Online is designed to provide comprehensive training for individuals seeking to become proficient in administering medications safely and accurately. This course equips students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue a rewarding career as a Medication Aide/Assistant.

Throughout the course, students will learn about the principles and procedures involved in medication administration, including the proper handling, storage, and disposal of medications. Emphasis is placed on understanding different types of medications, their effects, potential side effects, and appropriate dosage calculations.

The curriculum covers a wide range of essential topics, such as medical terminology, pharmacology, infection control, medication documentation, legal and ethical considerations, and the role of the Medication Aide/Assistant within the healthcare team. Students will also gain an understanding of common diseases and conditions, as well as medication management for patients with specific needs.

We Care Online provides an interactive learning environment, offering engaging instructional materials, multimedia resources, and practical exercises to enhance comprehension and retention of course content. Students will have access to experienced instructors who are readily available to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the program.

Successful completion of the  Medication Aide/Assistant course prepares students to pursue certification as Medication Aide/Assistants in healthcare settings such as long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals in various locations.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of medication administration principles and procedures.
  • Acquire knowledge of different types of medications, their uses, potential side effects, and dosage calculations.
  • Develop proficiency in handling, storing, and disposing of medications in a safe and effective manner.
  • Understand medical terminology, pharmacology, infection control, and documentation requirements.
  • Comprehend legal and ethical considerations in medication administration.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to emergencies and adverse reactions related to medication administration.
  • Familiarize oneself with common diseases and conditions, and their corresponding medication management.
  • Prepare for the Medication Aide/Assistant Certification Exam specific to the relevant jurisdiction.


Course Requirements: To enroll in the  Medication Aide/Assistant course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Pass a criminal background check as required by state regulations (if applicable).
  • Have a current nurse aide/assistant certification.


Upon successful completion of the  Medication Aide/Assistant course, students will receive a certificate of completion from We Care Online, qualifying them to pursue certification as Medication Aide/Assistants in healthcare facilities in their respective jurisdictions.

Expected income ranges from $8.50 – $10.50 per hour depending on location and the type of work you do.


Course Instructor: Cindy Gaschler, RN


Cindy Gaschler: A Knowledgeable and Inspiring Instructor in Healthcare Education

Cindy Gaschler, RN
Cindy Gaschler, RN

Cindy Gaschler is a highly esteemed instructor specializing in healthcare education, specifically in the fields of Activity Director, Social Service Designee, Nurse Aide, and Medication Aide. With her extensive experience and profound expertise, Cindy has become a trusted mentor and guide, empowering aspiring healthcare professionals to excel in their chosen careers.

As an instructor, Cindy brings a wealth of real-world knowledge and practical insights to her teaching. With a strong foundation in healthcare and a deep understanding of the specific roles she instructs, she effectively imparts essential skills, protocols, and regulations to her students. Her ability to translate complex concepts into easily understandable terms allows learners to grasp challenging topics and apply them confidently in their professional settings.

Cindy’s teaching style is marked by enthusiasm, dedication, and a genuine passion for empowering others. She creates a supportive and inclusive learning environment, fostering open discussions, and encouraging active participation. By incorporating interactive teaching methods, such as case studies, role-playing, and hands-on activities, Cindy ensures that her students are fully engaged and equipped with the practical skills required to excel in their respective roles.

Beyond her technical expertise, Cindy recognizes the importance of instilling empathy and compassion in healthcare professionals. She emphasizes the significance of person-centered care and promotes a holistic approach that considers the physical, emotional, and social well-being of patients. By highlighting the significance of empathy and effective communication, Cindy prepares her students to not only perform their duties competently but also to cultivate meaningful connections with those under their care.

Cindy’s dedication to the field of healthcare education extends beyond the classroom. She actively engages in continuous professional development, staying abreast of the latest advancements and best practices in her areas of expertise. This commitment allows her to provide her students with up-to-date information, ensuring that they receive the most relevant and comprehensive education possible.

Outside of her instructional role, Cindy remains involved in community initiatives and professional organizations related to healthcare education. She believes in the power of collaboration and networking, advocating for the exchange of ideas and the creation of supportive networks for both students and professionals in the industry.

Cindy Gaschler’s unwavering commitment to healthcare education, coupled with her ability to inspire and empower students, has made her a highly respected and sought-after instructor. Her passion for teaching, combined with her comprehensive knowledge and practical experience, enables her to shape the next generation of healthcare professionals. Through her guidance, Cindy instills not only the necessary technical skills but also the values and qualities that are essential in providing compassionate and exceptional care.

Course Instructor Assistant: Lori Wagoner


Lori Wagoner is a dedicated and accomplished professional who serves as an Instructor Assistant for Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Activity Director, and Social Service Designee courses at We Care Online Classes. With a passion for healthcare and education, Lori brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role, making her an invaluable asset to We Care Online.

In her position as an Instructor Assistant, Lori plays a crucial role in supporting students pursuing careers as nurse aides and medication aides. She brings her extensive expertise in these areas, providing guidance, instruction, and mentorship to help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for success in their chosen fields.

Lori’s journey in the healthcare industry began with her pursuit of becoming a nurse aide. Her compassionate nature and commitment to providing excellent patient care made her a natural fit for this role. She quickly gained recognition for her exceptional work ethic and dedication to the well-being of her patients, earning her the respect and admiration of her peers and superiors.

Recognizing the importance of safe and accurate medication administration, Lori further expanded her skill set by becoming a Medication Aide. In this capacity, she developed expertise in administering medications, ensuring the safety and well-being of patients. Her meticulous approach to medication administration and commitment to patient safety have earned her the trust and confidence of both patients and healthcare professionals.

As an Instructor Assistant, Lori combines her practical experience as a nurse aide and medication aide with her passion for education. She helps students understand the fundamentals of these roles and assists them in acquiring the necessary skills to excel in their future careers. Her dedication, patience, and ability to effectively communicate complex concepts make her an exceptional mentor for aspiring healthcare professionals.

In conclusion, Lori Wagoner is a highly skilled and dedicated professional who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as an Instructor Assistant for Nurse Aide and Medication Aide at We Care Online Classes. Through her practical knowledge, passion for education, and commitment to patient care, Lori strives to empower students to succeed in their healthcare careers and make a positive impact on the lives of those they serve. Her invaluable contributions to the field of healthcare education make her an integral part of the We Care Online team.


Yes, but you must do clinicals at a facility so we do recommend that you have a facility lined up before enrolling in the course.

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